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Noah Forrest

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The 2nd Annual Horrific State of the Horror Film

Last year, I wrote a column about the state of the present-day horror film and how it had been ages since I was truly scared by one. Not a whole lot has changed; here we are a year later and we’ve watched the fifth installment of theSaw series notch thirty million bucks in its opening…

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Kurt Kuenne Director of Dear Zachary

“I wish that I had never had the opportunity to make this film. I wish that my friend Dr. Andrew Bagby was alive and well and that I was blissfully ignorant of the lessons I’ve learned along this journey. .” – Kurt Kuenne Listen to Noah Forrest Podcast with Kurt Kuenne

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Noah Emmerich Star of Pride and Glory

“Your brother is in a bad hour here and the only way through this is you.” – Pride and Glory Listen to Noah Forrest Podcast with Noah Emmerich

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Clint is a Changeling

I seem to be in the minority when it comes to Clint Eastwood over the past decade or so. The man is, of course, a living legend who has enormous talent both behind and in front of the camera. However, while his last few films have gotten lots of acclaim and awards attention, they just haven’t…

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The Secret Life of Dakota Fanning

This is a difficult column to write because it’s about some delicate issues like exploitation of minors and minorities, but I definitely believe I’m giving these things more thought than the makers of The Secret Life of Bees. It’s a fine line when you’re making a film about exploitation and racism to not actually be exploitative…

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Penelope Cruz

“Beautiful women are invisible; we’re so dazzled by the outside that we never make it inside.” – Elegy Listen to Noah Forrest Podcast with Penelope Cruz

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Mike Leigh Makes Me Happy (Go Lucky)

I’ve never been a particularly big fan of Mike Leigh’s work. While many cineastes worship at his altar, thoroughly engaged by his down and dirty realism tinged with blue-collar social anxieties, I found myself somewhat disengaged by his films. I distinctly remember a friend of mine recommended Naked to me, telling me it was one of…

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump